Food Service Manager-Head Cook, Peconic Dunes Camp, Southold, NY

Food Service Manager-Head Cook, Peconic Dunes Camp, Southold, NY

Position Summary:

The Food Service Manager/Head Cook supervises all food preparation and service operations.Assist with the selection of cooks and kitchen assistants.Develop weekly menus and meals that are nutritionally complete and reasonably accommodate special dietary needs or restrictions.Procures food and supplies and monitors expenses.Maintain inventory of all kitchen materials and equipment and submit orders for replacement when needed.Schedule and supervise kitchen assistants and cooks.Ensure that food preparation, service and storage comply with NYSDOH regulations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must meet age requirements for the position set by the NYS Department of Health (minimum 18 years of age)
  • Possess a current Suffolk County Department of Health Food Managers Certificate.
  • 1-2 years previous experience with increasing responsibility in a kitchen.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted nutrition guidelines.
  • Able to operate commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Able to lift 20-50 lbs.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and weekends, as appropriate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training or education as a chef or cook.
  • Experience as a camp cook.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and support diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary: Starting at $26.00 per hour (depending on experience)

Schedule: Non-Exempt – TEMP (40 hours per week): June 5, 2023 – August 24, 2023

For More Information Please Contact:

Lisa Goldberg

Camp Operations Manager


A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  • Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions.If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 ext. 242 or via email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated October 26, 2022